Print & Digital

Print & Digital

Hal Leonard’s PRISM (Katy Perry) songbooks include volumes for Piano/Vocal/Guitar and Easy Piano, plus a new Katy Perry Pro Vocal volume. The Hal Leonard PVG (HL00124163 / $16.99) and Easy Piano (HL00124409 / $16.99) folios for PRISM feature all 16 tracks from the blockbuster 2013 album. The Pro Vocal volume (Vol. 60 – Katy Perry (HL00109374 / $14.99)) contains the melody, lyrics, and chord symbols for eight hits.

Read more: Katy Perry Pubs, 100 Essential Drumset Lesson, Saxophone Play-Along from Hal Leonard

Print & Digital

Ableton Grooves, Rock Band Camp, Ukulele Decade, Keyboard Lesson Goldmine from Hal LeonardAbleton Grooves trains readers to create realistic-sounding drum grooves using Ableton Live and the Ableton Grooves Drum Racks specifically created for this book by certified Ableton Live trainer Josh Bess. Each groove is written using MIDI Maps, with which the user learns not only how to read the exercises, but also how to use them to develop grooves. Bess presents musical notation alongside the MIDI Maps.

Rock Band Camp is designed for first-time performers and weekend warriors who are learning to make music in a group setting. Each book includes beginning- to intermediate-level parts and playing tips for the entire band: two guitars, bass, drums, and a singer. The two accompanying CDs contain full-band tracks for each song, plus “minus-one” play-along tracks for every instrument on all of the songs, so players can practice on their own between band rehearsals. Retail price: $14.99.

Read more: Ableton Grooves, Rock Band Camp, Ukulele Decade, Keyboard Lesson Goldmine from Hal Leonard

Print & Digital

Piano Reduction of Maha Mantras by Narong Prangcharoen from Theodore PresserTheodore Presser Company signed several works for orchestra and wind ensemble from Narong Prangcharoen, winner of the 2013 Barlow Prize from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University, in Summer 2013. The full score, study score, and solo with piano reduction of Maha Mantras, and many other works by Mr. Prangcharoen, are available now through Theodore Presser Company.

Read more: Piano Reduction of Maha Mantras by Narong Prangcharoen from Theodore Presser

Print & Digital

Famous & Fun Christmas Duets (Books 1, 2, and 3) from Alfred MusicFamous & Fun Christmas Duets have been arranged and balanced for two evenly-skilled players. This expansion of the popular Famous & Fun series contains carefully selected Christmas songs to supplement any piano method. Each piece has been arranged for early elementary to late elementary pianists, yet remains faithful to the sound of the original piece. Books 1 and 2 each contain seven carefully-graded early elementary Christmas-season favorites including “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Away in a Manger,” and “Hallelujah Chorus.”

Read more: Famous & Fun Christmas Duets (Books 1, 2, and 3) from Alfred Music

Print & Digital

Inventing the American Guitar: The Pre–Civil War Innovations of C. F. Martin and His Contemporaries from Hal LeonardHal Leonard Books’ Inventing the American Guitar describes the early history of American guitar design in detail. With essays by prominent writers and spectacular color photographs of almost fifty guitars, many of which are newly discovered, this book tells the story of how a European instrument was transformed into one with all of the design and construction features that define the iconic American flat-top guitar—all within a mere twenty years.

Inventing the American Guitar traces C. F. Martin Sr., - America’s first major guitar maker and the founder of the Martin Guitar Company - and his evolution as a craftsman and entrepreneur and explores the influences and experiments that led to his creation of the American guitar that is recognized and played around the world today.

Read more: Inventing the American Guitar: The Pre–Civil War Innovations of C. F. Martin and His...

Print & Digital

uides to Band Masterworks, Vol. 3 from Meredith MusicThis continuation of Guides to Band Masterworks volumes 1 and 2 provides band directors with a ready-made curriculum developed to incorporate comprehensive-musicianship training through quality band literature. This volume features English Folk Song Suite, Variations On A Korean Folk Song, and Cajun Folk Songs. Every unit study integrates technical skills, musical knowledge and creative projects that lead student musicians to an enlightened and expressive performance. Student workbooks for each of the featured works may be downloaded for use during rehearsals or as out-of-class enrichment.

Read more: Guides to Band Masterworks, Vol. 3 from Meredith Music

Print & Digital

Gandy Dancer by Jeff Jarvis, from KendorNamed after a ski run in Vail, Colorado, this driving funk original sports a solid introduction, tuneful melody, and rich chord progression for developing groups. Written or ad lib solos are offered for all winds and the chart features Kendor Konvertible scoring for 9-17 players. It also includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson and optional parts for flute, clarinet, horn in F, tuba and vibes. Duration 3:30.

Read more: Gandy Dancer by Jeff Jarvis, from Kendor

Print & Digital

Hal Leonard Pop Piano Hits SeriesThe latest edition in Hal Leonard’s Pop Piano Hits series lets piano students of all ages play megahits like “Blurred Lines” (Robin Thicke featuring T.I. + Pharrell), “Brave” (Sara Bareilles), “Cruise” (Florida Georgia Line) • “Get Lucky” (Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams), and more. Each book contains five simple and easy-to-read arrangements with lyrics, important fingerings, and chord symbols.

Read more: Hal Leonard Pop Piano Hits Series

Print & Digital

The Martin Ukulele is a detailed look at the ukuleles built by the C. F. Martin Co. and at how the instruments' success forever changed the company that made them. Martin's ukulele making led the small, respected builder of fine guitars and mandolins into an era of unprecedented growth in the 1920s and helped it become one of the most notable manufacturers of high-quality guitars in the world.   Drawing heavily from the extensive archives at the Martin factory, the authors examine the company and its development, featuring production records, sales ledgers, and a vast collection of correspondence as well as hundreds of photos, including pictures of many of the rarest ukuleles the company produced.

Read more: Hal Leonard’ The Martin Ukulele

Print & Digital

This re-engraved edition of Jean-Baptiste Arban’s invaluable Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet keeps intact the Arban system, while adding insights that reflect how the trumpet is taught in the 21st century. This new edition contains Arban’s Original and Complete Method, The Art of Phrasing (150 Songs and Operatic Airs), 68 Duets for Two Cornets, 14 Characteristic Studies, and the 12 Celebrated Fantaisies and Airs Variés. The included data CD provides listening examples of the 14 Characteristic Studies as performed by Hooten, along with piano accompaniment tracks for the 12 Celebrated Fantaisies and Airs Variés, recorded by pianist John Walker.

Read more: Carl Fischer’s Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet

Visit our online supplier directory for the latest industry resources:

 

 

MMR Supplier Directory

Visit our online supplier directory for the latest industry resources:

Get the MMR newsletter!